About

Green Energy Doors Open

100% Sustainable | 100% Achievable

Green Energy Doors Open (GEDO) is an energy literacy communications campaign and annual showcase of individual, community, and commercial sustainable energy projects. It is organized and spearheaded by the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association. The initiative aims to showcase advancements in the sector, demonstrating that Ontario is already on the path to building a 100% clean, sustainable energy system.

The GEDO annual showcase weekend celebrates sustainable energy projects and success stories in provinces across Canada. Every year in early autumn, businesses, organizations, community cooperatives, indigenous communities, municipalities and homeowners open their doors and host events to promote the sustainable energy initiatives and technologies in their communities. GEDO is free to participate in as a host and to attend, and aims to raise awareness, support, education and enthusiasm around sustainable energy in Canada.

GEDO originated in 2011 as a province-wide showcase in Ontario spearheaded by the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association. It has since then expanded into Alberta organized by Decentralised Energy Canada (DEC) in 2014, and into British Columbia organized by BC Sustainable Energy Association (BCSEA) in 2016.

The 2017 GEDO showcase will take place September 22, 23, 24 with events in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario

Event Information

In 2016, the showcase weekend featured 200 events across Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia with 10,000 attendees. In addition to educating those that attend, Green Energy Doors Open contributes to a province-wide  media campaign showcasing the success of sustainable energy. Host events are plotted on a special Google map and added to a database of case studies to use for government relations work. Green Energy Doors Open helps build and strengthen relationships within the community and win public support for the transition to a sustainable energy economy.

Green Energy Doors Open 2017, to be held on the weekend of September 22-24, 2017, aims to build upon our success:

  • Free event entry for all attendees
  • Participating organizations and households will host and organize their own individual tours and events, while OSEA will provide support
  • Target Participation of 170 Event Hosts in 80 Communities in Ontario
  • Target number of > 10,000 participants in Ontario
  • Local MPP attendance

Contact Us

For hosting information & general inquiries, contact Adi Dunkelman at: adi@ontario-sea.org or 416-977-4441 ext 2

For sponsorship inquiries, contact Nicole Risse at: nicole@ontario-sea.org or 416-977-4441 ext 3

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